Vertical farming

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The future of farming has all the trappings of a sci-fi flick: automation, mega-warehouses and artificial light. While “plant factory” farming uses less water and is more space efficient than field farming, technology comes with a hefty sticker price. Steve Holt recently wrote for Civil Eats about how vertical farming is scaling up.

The budding trend of vertical farming comes with an expensive set of issues. Photo credit: chipmunk_1/Flickr